INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Polygonati
Common English: Polygonatum Rhizome
Siberian Solomon's Seal Rhizome
King Solomon Seal Rhizome
Many Flower Solomon's Seal Rhizome
Herbs that Tonify the Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Kidney
Lung
Spleen
(Heart)
6-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Tonifies Spleen Qi and nurtures Stomach Yin

Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency with lassitude, fatigue and loss of appetite

Stomach Yin Deficiency with a dry mouth, loss of appetite, loss of taste, dry stools and abdominal distention due to Qi Stagnation

Moistens Lung Yin

Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with a dry cough, little sputum, and cough due to consumption

Any type of cough where Dryness is significant

Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens Jing and relieves wasting and thirsting

Kidney Yin and Jing Deficiency with lower back pain, light-headedness and weakness of the lower extremities

Wasting and thirsting disorder
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with excessive Dampness.
  • Contraindicated for those with Diarrhea due to Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Damp-Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with fullness in the middle with vomiting.
  • Contraindicated for those with Phlegm-Heat cough.
  • Contraindicated for those with childhood nutritional impairment with food accumulation.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
(Poria)
(Fu Ling)
(Sm. Coicis)
(Yi Yi Ren)

Rz. Polygonati Odorati
Yu Zhu
(Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae)
(Sha Shen)
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong

or

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Rz. Polygonati Odorati
Yu Zhu
Fr. Setariae Germinatus
Gu Ya

Weakness and debility, reduced appetite, fatigue and emaciation in the aftermath of a prolonged illness or as a result of a chronic wasting disease.

Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency.

Stomach Yin Deficiency.

Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao
Rx. Pseudostellariae
Tai Zi Shen

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Qi and Yin Deficiency.

Reduced appetite and weakness and soreness of the back and knees due to general debility.

Consumption with exhausted Jing.

Kidney Jing and Liver Deficiency.

A gentle tonic for the aged or weakened.

Lowers blood sugar and treats type II diabetes.

Dry cough due to Lung Yin Deficiency.

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Hb. Ecliptae
Mo Han Lian
(Rx. Bletillae)
(Bai Ji)

Fol. Mori
Sang Ye
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu
(Sm. Armeniacae)
(Xing Ren)
(Rx. Adenophorae)
(Nan Sha Shen)

Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
(Rx. Asteris)
(Zi Wan)
(Flos Farfarae)
(Kuan Dong Hua)

Yin Deficiency coughs with hemoptysis.

Cough due to Warm-Dryness.

Cough due to Cool Dryness.

Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Pain and weakness of the lower back and knees due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency.

Jaundice, muscular atrophy, weakness and fatigue due to extreme Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Kidney Jing and Blood Deficiency.

Wasting and thirsting disorder.

Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu
Rx. Stemonae
Bai Bu

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Chronic cough associated with Yin Deficiency.

Kidney Jing Deficiency.

Wasting and thirsting disorder with relatively more Heat.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Rx. Panacis Quinquifolii
Xi Yang Shen

Rx. Pseudostellariae
Tai Zi Shen

Wasting and thirsting disorder with severe Yin Deficiency.

Wasting and thirsting disorder with Yin and Yang Deficiency.

Wasting and thirsting disorder with Qi and Yin Deficiency.

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao

 

 

Stomach Qi and Yin Deficiency.

 

 

  1. Some sources say that this herb tonifies the Heart.
  2. Because this herb is greasy, aids dampness, generates Heat and readily induces fullness in the middle Jiao see contraindications.
  3. Because its effect is moderate and slow, it can be taken long term.
  4. It is most often used for treatment of debility and recovery from chronic diseases such as bronchitis and cardiac weakness.
  5. This is not a strong tonic and must be combined with other herbs to guide it actions.
  6. With Qi tonics, it tonifies the Qi., with Yin tonics, it tonifies the Yin, with Spleen and Stomach tonics, it tonifies the Middle Jiao, with Lung tonics, it moistens the Lungs, and with Kidney tonics, it augments Jing.
  7. It can be consumed as a food.
  8. One source says that it reinforces the sinews and bones, alleviates hunger, increases resistance to extremes in temperature, augments the Spleen and Stomach and moistens the Heart and Lungs.
  9. This herb is commonly used in convalescence after chronic illness or for Lung Yin Deficiency or Lung Dryness.
  10. It is routinely included in prescriptions for coronary or other circulatory disorders.
  11. Both Huang Jing and Rz. Dioscoreae Shan Yao are sweet, tonify the Qi, nourish the Yin and are often used to treat Lung, Kidney and Spleen Deficiency. Huang Jin is moist and more strongly nourishes the Yin, while Shan Yao astringes and is therefore appropriate where Qi and Yin Deficiency involve loss as in diarrhea, vaginal discharge or spermatorrhea.
  12. Both Huang Jing and Rz. Polygonati Odorati Yu Zhu nourish the Lungs and Stomach. Huang Jing is stronger at tonifying Kidney Yin. Yu Zhu is stronger at tonifying Stomach Yin.
  13. Cooked Polygonatum Shu Huang Jing is a stronger tonic and is less irritating to the throat.
  14. Wine-prepared Polygonatum Jiu Huang Jing is a stronger tonic, is less cloying and is better for treating weakness of the knees and joint pain.